Today's Events

friday, december 14th

Do-Now:

  • PERIODS 1,3,5 ONLY - On your Do-Now page, identify one (or more) topics that you are going to ROCK on today's unit 3 test (check study guide for ideas...)
  • PERIODS 2 & 8 - please be sure to turn in your identifying unknown substances lab to the class bin. Please put the rubric in the bin, whether you did the lab on paper or digitally.
  • Please pick up the elements, compounds, mixtures poem/questions from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 3 test
  2. ECM poem and questions

Homework:

thursday, december 13th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one (or more) topics that are still confusing to you from unit 3 (check study guide for ideas...)
  • PERIODS 1,3,5 - please have your unit 3 study guide out on your desk. If it's digital, please grab a Chromebook and open the document.
  • PERIODS 1,3,5 - please make sure to turn in your unknown substances lab into the class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Study guide review
  2. Quizlet live
  3. Quizizz

Homework:

  • Identifying unknown substances lab
  • STUDY!!! Unit 3 Test - TOMORROW

wednesday, december 12th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one (or more) topics that are still confusing to you from unit 3 (check study guide for ideas...)
  • PERIODS 1,3,5 - please have your unit 3 study guide out on your desk. If it's digital, please grab a Chromebook and open the document.
  • PERIODS 1,3,5 - please make sure to turn in your unknown substances lab into the class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Study guide review
  2. Quizlet live
  3. Quizizz

Homework:

  • Identifying unknown substances lab
  • STUDY!!! Unit 3 Test - TOMORROW

tuesday, december 11th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one characteristic property that can help you to identify an unknown substance.
  • Please pick up the identifying unknown substances lab from the front counter.
  • Please take out the classifying elements/measurement review HW (last night's HW).

Today's Goals:

  1. Identifying unknown substances lab

Homework:

monday, december 10th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one characteristic of yourself that DOES NOT change that you think would help someone identify you.
  • Please pick up the classifying elements/measurement review HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Characteristic properties notes
  2. Class "Guess Who?" game

Homework:

friday, december 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, take a guess about how many ingredients in a bag of Doritos are synthetic.

Today's Goals:

  1. Natural/synthetic materials notes
  2. Analyzing food sources activity (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio
    • Combining Elements - Monday, 12/10
    • Synthetic/Natural - Wednesday, 12/12
  • Unit 3 Test - Friday, 12/14 [study guide]

thursday, december 6th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify which element is on the left hand side of the periodic table, but is NOT considered a metal.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - atoms, elements, PT, molecules
  2. Chemistry portfolio work time
  3. EdPuzzle video/questions, "Why Star Stuff Matters" (Google Classroom)
  4. Artificial flavors article and questions (Google Form - Classroom)

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio
    • Atoms/PT - Friday, 12/7
    • Combining Elements - Monday, 12/10
    • Synthetic/Natural - Wednesday, 12/12
  • EdPuzzle video/questions, "Why Star Stuff Matters" (Classroom)
  • Artificial flavors article and questions (Google Form - Classroom)
  • Unit 3 Test - Friday, 12/14 [study guide]

wednesday, december 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write YOUR definition of NATURAL.
  • If you did not yesterday, please TURN IN your build a molecule simulation lab to your class period's bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Natural/synthetic materials notes
  2. Analyzing food sources activity (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio
    • Atoms/PT - Friday, 12/7
    • Combining Elements - Monday, 12/10
    • Synthetic/Natural - Wednesday, 12/12
  • STUDY - Quiz tomorrow [study guide]
  • Unit 3 Test - Friday, 12/14 [study guide]

monday, december 3rd

Do-Now:

  • Please find a computer and log in.
  • Please continue working on your build a molecule simulation lab.

Today's Goals:

  1. Build a molecule phET computer simulation (check post in Classroom)
  2. Chemistry portfolio work day
  3. EdPuzzle "Why Star Stuff Matters" video/question (check post in Classroom)

Homework:

  • Meet in computer lab A Tuesday
  • Chemistry Portfolio (Google Sites) INTRO TO MATTER section ONLY - Wednesday
  • Chemistry Portfolio (Google Sites) ATOMS & PT section ONLY - Friday
  • EdPuzzle "Why Star Stuff Matters" video/question (Classroom) - Friday

friday, november 30th

Do-Now:

  • Please find a computer and log in.
  • Please pick up the build a molecule simulation data sheet from the box.
  • Please take out the combining elements (part2) HW from last night.

Today's Goals:

  1. Build a molecule phET computer simulation (check post in Classroom)

Homework:

  • Meet in computer lab A Monday and Tuesday
  • Chemistry Portfolio (Google Sites) INTRO TO MATTER section ONLY - Wednesday

thursday, november 29th

Do-Now:

  • Check rolling whiteboard for your new seats.
  • On your Do-Now page, calculate how many atoms of carbon are in carbon dioxide (see graphic to right)
  • Please take out the combining elements (part1) HW from last night.

Today's Goals:

  1. Combining elements
  2. Chemistry portfolio work time

Homework:

wednesday, november 28th

Do-Now:

  • Check rolling whiteboard for your new seats.
  • On your Do-Now page, describe what most of the periodic table is made up of (metals, non-metals, metalloids)
  • Please pick up the combining elements review HW from the front counter.
  • Please tape the half sheet combining elements practice sheet into your notebook.
  • Please take out the meet the elements review HW from last night.

Today's Goals:

  1. Combining elements
  2. Chemistry portfolio work time

Homework:

tuesday, november 27th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, calculate how many NEUTRONS in an atom of aluminum:
    • (see graphic above for help...)
  • Please pick up the meet the elements review HW from the front counter.
  • Please tape the half sheet periodic table into your meet the elements notes section.
  • Please take out the periodic table scavenger hunt HW from last night.

Today's Goals:

  1. Meet the elements/periodic table basics
  2. Chemistry portfolio work time

Homework:

monday, november 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe what an ELEMENT is.
  • Please pick up the periodic table scavenger hunt HW from the front counter.
  • Please pick up and put YOUR NAME on your VERY OWN periodic table! :-)

Today's Goals:

  1. Meet the elements/periodic table basics
  2. Chemistry portfolio work time

Homework:

wednesday, november 21st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, answer this question. An atom is closest in size to:
    • A. basketball
    • B. grain of sand
    • C. plant cell
    • D. water molecule

Today's Goals:

  1. Atom basics/zooming into matter
  2. Mystery boxes
  3. Chemistry portfolio work time

Homework:

  • None :-) - Happy Thanksgiving!

tuesday, november 20th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe how many UNIQUE types of atoms there are (feel free to check your notes!).

Today's Goals:

  1. Atom basics/zooming into matter

Homework:

  • None :-)

Monday, november 19th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe what's INSIDE an atom.
  • Periods 2 & 8 ONLY - please make sure that ALL parts of your Oobleck lab are stapled together and put into the class bin. **If you did your lab digitally, you still need to put the lab data sheet in the class bin!**

Today's Goals:

  1. Publishing/sharing your digital chemistry portfolio link (Google Classroom)
  2. Atom basics/zooming into matter

Homework:

  • None :-)

thursday, november 15th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe the SIZE of an atom: very small, small, medium, large, very large...etc.
  • Please take out the pennies formative HW.

Today's Goals:

  1. Pennies gallery walk/video, "Just How Big is an Atom?"
  2. Student atom models

Homework:

wednesday, november 14th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, how the molecules are organized and moving in a gas.
  • Please pick up a pennies formative HW from the front counter.
  • Periods 1,3,5 - Please staple Oobleck data sheet on the front of analysis/conclusion and put into your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - phases of matter/phase changes
  2. Setting up your chemistry digital portfolio (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

tuesday, november 13th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain ONE way you know that a substance is a LIQUID.
  • Take out your Oobleck Post-Lab Analysis, Debate and Conclusion sheet.

Today's Goals:

  1. Oobleck debate (Check Google Classroom for debate notes)
  2. If time - Phases/phase changes review games (Quizlet; phases memory; phase change rummy)

Homework:

monday, november 12th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain ONE way you know that a substance is a SOLID.
  • Please pick up an Oobleck lab data sheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Oobleck lab and pre-debate questions [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

wednesday, november 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give a real life example of evaporation (when a liquid becomes a gas )
  • If you did not get one yesterday, please pick up a NOVA video questions: Hunting the Elements worksheet from the front counter.
  • Please make sure that your phase changes "lab" gets put into your class period's bin!

Today's Goals:

  1. NOVA - Hunting the Elements

Homework:

  • None (unless you owe something)

tuesday, november 6th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give a real life example of condensation (when a gas becomes a liquid)
  • Please pick up a phase change "lab" from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. SPP final report (complete in Google Classroom)
  2. Phase change "lab" [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

  • SPP final report (in Google Classroom) - tomorrow 7:15 AM
  • Phase change "lab" - tomorrow [on-grade] [honors]

monday, november 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, rate how well you participated in your group for Space Pen Pals (1 = not so great - 4 = I was awesome!)
  • Please pick up a SPP scale page peer review worksheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Scale webpage peer review
  2. SPP final report (complete in Google Classroom)
  3. Periods 2 & 8 - we'll discuss :-)

Homework:

  • None :-)

friday, november 2nd

Do-Now:

  • Periods 1, 3 , 5, 8 - On your Do-Now page, describe the arrangement of particles in a solid. (tight, loose, etc)
  • Period 2 ONLY - please log into Google Classroom and copy down the phases of matter/phase changes notes

Today's Goals:

  1. Intro to matter - phases and phase changes (on-grade)
  2. Phases/phase changes Venn diagram (honors)

Homework:

  • SPP scale webpage AND elementary school letter - TONIGHT 11:59 pm

thursday, november 1st

Do-Now:

  • On the next blank page in your notebook, attach a purple unit 3 index tab.
  • Please have your matter formatives out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Intro to matter - homework review and vocab
  2. SPP scale webpage work day

Homework:

  • SPP scale webpage AND elementary school letter due TOMORROW 11:59 pm

wednesday, october 31st

happy halloween!

Do-Now:

  • Period 1, 3, 5 ONLY - On your Do-Now page, write down one topic you feel confident about for today's test.
  • Period 2 & 8 ONLY - take a brief look at your shrinking the solar system lab and then please get started on your test.

Today's Goals:

  1. Show what you know - unit 2 astronomy test
  2. Matter formatives

Homework:

  • Matter formatives - TOMORROW
  • SPP scale webpage AND elementary school letter due Friday, 11:59 pm

tuesday, october 30th

Do-Now:

  • Open up OR take out your UNIT 2 STUDY GUIDE.
    • Indicate any questions that you were unsure of and would like to review during class.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of study guide
  2. Quizizz review game (Classroom)
  3. SPP Scale webpage work day

Homework:

  • Unit 2 test WEDNESDAY!!!
  • SPP scale webpage due Friday, 11:59 pm

monday, october 29th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, take a guess about how much space you need to make a scale model of the sizes AND distances of the objects in our solar system.
  • Please take our your scale webpage planning sheet.
  • Periods 2 & 8 - make sure your shrinking the solar system lab gets turned into your class bin!

Today's Goals:

  1. Video - To Scale: Our Solar System
  2. SPP scale webpage work day

Homework:

friday, october 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain what keeps the Moon in orbit around Earth.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - gravity/scale
  2. Shrinking the solar system activity [on-grade] [honors]
  3. SPP scale webpage planning sheet
  4. Unit 2 study guide

Homework:

  • Honors ONLY - shrink the solar system activty - MONDAY (periods 2 & 8 ONLY)
  • SPP scale planning sheet - MONDAY (ALL PERIODS)
  • Unit 2 study guide - TUESDAY (Google Classroom OR paper/pen)

thursday, october 25th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, imagine you are making a model of our solar system using a HUGE beach ball to represent the Sun. What object would you use for Earth?
  • Please take out the shrinking the solar system activity.

Today's Goals:

  1. Shrinking the solar system activity [on-grade] [honors]
  2. SPP scale webpage planning sheet

Homework:

  • Scale/gravity QUIZ tomorrow [study guide]
  • SPP scale planning sheet - MONDAY

wednesday, october 24th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list the planets, in order, from LARGEST to SMALLEST.
  • Please take out the shrinking the solar system activity.

Today's Goals:

  1. Shrinking the solar system activity [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

tuesday, october 23rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list the planets, in order, from closest to farthest from the Sun.
  • Please pick up the shrinking the solar system activity from the front counter.
  • Please have the scale practice worksheet out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. HW review - scale practice
  2. Shrinking the solar system activity [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

MOnday, october 22nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, draw a quick SCALED sketch of the size and distance of the Moon to Earth.
  • Please pick up the SPP gravity peer review from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. SPP gravity peer review
  2. Scale practice [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

friday, october 19th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, draw a quick SCALED sketch of the size and distance of the Sun to Earth.
  • Please have the scale formatives HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. "Is the Moon Falling?" review
  2. Scale of our solar system

Homework:

  • Space Pen Pals gravity webpage due TONIGHT 11:59 pm

Thursday, october 18th

Do-Now:

  • Please answer the ticket in question, "Is the Moon Falling?". Please put it in your class periods' bin when finished. *Don't forget your name!*
  • Please pick up the scale formatives HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Gravity webpage work day - Space Pen Pals
  2. Gravity webpage self check

Homework:

wednesday, october 17th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify the connection between distance of a planet from the Sun and orbital period.
  • Please pick up a gravity webpage planning sheet (ONLY if you DIDN'T get one yesterday).
  • ****Make sure your gravity lab is put into your CLASS period's basket!****

Today's Goals:

  1. Gravity webpage planning sheet
  2. Gravity webpage work day - Space Pen Pals

Homework:

  • Space Pen Pals gravity webpage due Friday 11:59 pm

tuesday, october 16th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up your gravity lab from lab table #1.
  • Please pick up a seasons webpage peer review from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons webpage peer review
  2. Gravity lab PART 2 [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

monday, october 15th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify the two variables that change gravity.
  • Please pick up the gravity lab from the front counter.
  • Have your gravity review HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review gravity HW
  2. Gravity lab PART 1 [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

friday, october 12th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain the difference between mass and weight.
  • Please pick up the gravity review HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

Gravity notes

Homework:

thursday, october 11th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain ONE thing you know about gravity.
  • Please have gravity formatives HW out on your desk.
  • Periods 2 & 8 ONLY - please pick up the gravity calculations worksheet and a calculator

Today's Goals:

Gravity notes

Homework:

  • SPP seasons webpage due Friday (tomorrow) 11:59 pm

wednesday, october 10th (PSAT period 1 - 4)

Do-Now:

  • Please take a bottle flipping lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Bottle flipping challenge lab

Homework:

tuesday, october 9th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain how long it takes Earth to REVOLVE once and what this causes.
  • Please take a gravity formative packet.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons quiz
  2. Space Pen Pals seasons webpage

Homework:

monday, october 8th (delayed opening)

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain how long it takes Earth to ROTATE once and what this causes.
  • Please take out the seasons page planning sheet and seasons review HW.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons review HW
  2. SPP seasons webpage work day

Homework:

  • Quiz - seasons Tuesday [study guide]
  • SPP seasons webpage due Friday 11:59 pm (class time Monday and Tuesday)

friday, october 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain how it is COLD at the North Pole even when there is a 24 hour photoperiod.
  • Please pick up the seasons page planning sheet and seasons review HW.

Today's Goals:

  1. Reason for the seasons (seasons myths)
  2. Seasons webpage planning sheet
  3. Seasons review HW (start in class)

Homework:

thursday, october 4th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain at least ONE reason why the Earth being closer to the Sun DOES NOT cause seasons.

Today's Goals:

  1. Reason for the seasons (angle of sunlight - seasons myths)

Homework:

  • Bright color day tomorrow
  • Go to the WMHS showcase tonight from 7:00 - 8:30

wednesday, october 3rd

Do-Now:

Today's Goals:

  1. Reason for the seasons (photoperiod data - relationship to temperature)

Homework:

  • Twin/matching day tomorrow

tuesday, october 2nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, draw the shape of Earth's orbit around the sun (looking from the top, down)

Today's Goals:

  1. Reason for the seasons (vocabulary - the real shape of Earth's orbit)

Homework:

  • Hat day tomorrow

monday, october 1st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, rate how well your group did on your SPP Moon page
    • 1 = not so good
    • 4 = we ROCKED it
  • Please pick up the SPP Moon page peer review checklist from the front
  • Please have your seasons brainstorm/formative HW (weekend HW) on your desk

Today's Goals:

  1. HW review
  2. SPP Moon page peer review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Sports team shirt/jersey day tomorrow

friday, September 28th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and draw the arrangement of the sun, moon, and earth in a SOLAR ECLIPSE
  • Please pick up the seasons brainstorm HW from the front
  • Please have your moon review HW (last night's HW) out on your desk

Today's Goals:

  1. HW review
  2. Moon quiz
  3. SPP Moon page URL submission (Google Classroom) and self check day

Homework:

thursday, September 27th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and draw the arrangement of the sun, moon, and earth in a LUNAR ECLIPSE
  • Please pick up the moon review HW from the front
  • Please have your moon planning sheet (last night's HW) out on your desk

Today's Goals:

  1. Eclipse notes and models
  2. SPP Moon page work day

Homework:

wednesday, September 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and predict what phase the Moon would be in during a SOLAR ECLIPSE

Today's Goals:

Eclipse notes and models

Homework:

tuesday, September 25th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and predict the next phase in the sequence below:
    • waxing gibbous 97% - full moon 100% - ????? (what comes next?)

Today's Goals:

  1. Revisit moon phases sketch
  2. Space pen pals - moon page (ONLY phases)

Homework:

monday, September 24th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and describe whether the following example is WAXING or WANING:
    • full moon 100% - last quarter 50% - new moon 0%

Today's Goals:

  1. Science general knowledge test (NOT graded)
  2. Space pen pals - moon planning (ONLY phases)

Homework:

friday, September 21st

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the moon phases activity from the front
  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and explain/draw where the Sun, Moon, and Earth are during a new moon.

Today's Goals:

  1. Moon phases activity - modeling the cycle [on-grade] [honors]
  2. Space pen pals - introduction page

Homework:

Thursday, September 20th

Do-Now:

  • Please have the moon calculator HW out on your desk
  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and explain where the moon gets its light from.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review moon calculator HW
  2. Phases of the moon - diagram, benefits, and big idea

Homework:

tuesday, September 18th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the moon calculator HW from the front
  • Please open your notebook to the astronomy vocab page

Today's Goals:

  1. Phases of the moon - predicting moon phases
  2. Space Pen Pals - introduction to project

Homework:

monday, September 17th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the blue unit 2 astronomy tab from the front demo desk.
  • Pick up your notebook and attach the unit 2 tab into your notebook
  • Please have your moon formatives (HW) out on your desk to be checked

Today's Goals:

  1. Notebook set-up for unit 2
  2. Moon formatives HW review
  3. Phases of the moon - intro & vocabulary

Homework:

  • None :-)

friday, September 14th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the moon formatives HW from the front demo desk.
  • Pick up your notebook and review your:
    • safety map
    • safety contract

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 1 test - lab safety
  2. Classroom procedures scavenger hunt

Homework:

thursday, September 13th

Do-Now:

  • Please have your lab safety project packet (with rubric) out on one group member's desk
  • Please update your agenda with HW

Today's Goals:

  1. Link lab safety project to Google Classroom
  2. Students teach lab safety

Homework:

Wednesday, September 12th

Do-Now:

  • Please get your notebook from the bin and have a seat
  • Please update your agenda with HW and long term assignments

Today's Goals:

  1. Update notebook unit 1 index tab
  2. Lab safety project work day

Homework:

  • Lab safety project - Thursday (tomorrow)
  • After school help - TODAY
  • Lab safety TEST - Friday [study guide]

tuesday, September 11th

Do-Now:

  • Please check the rolling whiteboard for you MP #1 seat
  • Please pick up your notebook and a ruler
  • Please pick up a yellow unit 1 index tab and a safety contract from the front counter

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of names - index cards
  2. Setting up your science notebook
  3. Lab safety project description

Homework:

  • Lab safety project - Thursday
  • After school help - Wednesday
  • Lab safety TEST - Friday [study guide]

Monday, September 10th

Do-Now:

  • Please check the rolling whiteboard for you MP #1 seat (period 1 - coming soon)
  • Please pick up a ruler from the front demo table
  • If you have your notebook, label it with your name and bring it to your desk

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of names - index cards
  2. Check in notebook and welcome form
  3. Lab safety rules/map of classroom

Homework:

None :-)

Friday, September 7th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the welcome letter from the front demo table (if you didn't get one yesterday)
  • Please pick up an index card from the front demo table
  • If you have your notebook, label it with your name and put it in the bin

Today's Goals:

  1. Rules/expectations
  2. Website scavenger hunt (complete in Classroom)

Homework:

  1. Science composition notebook - Monday
  2. Welcome forms (complete in Google Classroom/class website) - Monday

Thursday, September 6th

Do-Now:

  • WELCOME!
  • Please pick up the welcome letter from the front demo table
  • Please pick any available seat

Today's Goals:

  1. Carbon dioxide cannon demo
  2. Teacher intro
  3. What is science? group activity

Homework:

  1. Science composition notebook - Monday
  2. Welcome forms (complete in Google Classroom/class website) - Monday